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Local Guidance

The West Midlands region recognise that the main statutory agencies need to work together to promote safer communities. Throughout the West Midlands Procedures, reference is made to local guidance. Dudley has developed its own local guidance and processes for some aspects of safeguarding practice. Below you will find this local guidance and downloadable documents. 

Professional Challenge and Resolution is a process of formally challenging a decision made by another professional, group or organisation. This procedure ensures that all professionals have a quick and straightforward means of resolving professional differences in order to safeguard the welfare of children, young people and adults.

Download the Professional Challenge and Resolution Procedure

The Multi Agency Professional Challenge and Resolution template is available to download here.

Visit the West Midlands Regional Adult Safeguarding Information Hub for a list of all regionally agreed policies and procedures relating to adult safeguarding, including those around self-neglect and hoarding.


For information on employing a Personal Assistant, visit the Dudley MBC website.

Safeguarding Adult Reviews 

For information on our Safeguarding Adult Reviews please visit our SARs page.